University of Northern Iowa

Financial Assistance

There is a wide variety of financial assistance available for undergraduate, graduate students, and scholars to support their education or research experiences overseas. Federal, state, non-profit, or private funding can be found for all academic and geographical areas of study.

UNI Financial Aid UNI Financial Aid Office guides you through applying for financial aid such as scholarships, loans, grants, student jobs.

UNI Study Abroad Funding: UNI Study Abroad Center helps you to finance study abroad.

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is a great resource of international educational opportunities supported by the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Department of State Education USA EducationUSA is your guide to U.S. higher education. Contact an adviser near you for guidance on funding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university!

American Councils for International Education: American Councils administers a variety of cultural exchange, study abroad, and research programs on behalf of both public and private funders. Participation in these programs is through an open, merit-based competition, and facilitates mutual understanding between the United States and Eurasia, Southeast Europe, and South Asia.

American Council of Learned Societies: ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of seventy national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.

Boren Awards for International Study Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Civil Society International Funding Civil Society International provides sources of international funding.

FastWeb Find the Most Scholarship Money. And learn how to get it.

Federal Student Aid Federal Student Aid is your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

FinAid Search for scholarships that match your profile! Find everything from grants to graduate school fellowships and education tax benefits to tuition payment plan.

The Fulbright Program Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

German Marshall Fund of the U.S. Since its inception, the German Marshall Fund has brought Americans and Europeans together to increase understanding and to build future transatlantic networks among the political, media, business, and nonprofit communities. is your source to find and apply for federal government grant.

International Education Financial Aid International Education Financial Aid is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

International Research and Exchanges Board IREX programs have advanced the education and expertise of over 20,000 scholars, professionals, and students for nearly 35 years.

Institute of International Education Institute International Education, an independent non-profit organization founded in 1919, is a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas.

ISEP Study in the USA Studying in the U.S. with ISEP can help perfect your English skills, give you a range of academic topics to study to complete your degree, and help build your résumé.

ISEP Exchange Programs for US students ISEP-Exchanges allow students from the U.S. and 36 other countries to exchange places at member universities for a semester or a year.

NAFSA Grants NAFSA serves the field of international education by providing grant opportunities to overseas educational advisers.

Peterson’s Pay for School To get the best financial aid deal, it is important be an informed consumer. The more you know about securing funding, the better prepared you will be to make the right choices, academically and financially.

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